Mindful Kayaking Retreat

with Roger Guest

June 16th—June 18th (2017)

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  • $130 Patron Fee
  • $110 Program Fee
Room: See program description for location
Mindful Kayaking Retreat at Lake Desolation (near Saratoga Springs)
Human beings share a cellular kinship with water. Watery noise is particularly soothing, perhaps because it calls forth unconscious memories of aqueous origins. In any case, when we listen to a waterfall or to waves stirring a gravel beach, an intangible intimacy with nature is aroused and such sounds can be a beautiful portal into a more awakened state.
I see lakes as living shrine rooms and kayaking as a practice of meditation. A kayak is essentially a floating meditation cushion upon which mind simultaneously settles and expands. A still lake amplifies the fragility and sacredness of life and the nowness of phenomenal existence. Every reflection serves as a reminder of appearance-emptiness.
Please join us for this weekend of exploring the depths of mind amid the wonders of nature. 

Our Generosity Policy

In order to make our programs accessible to everyone, we have a “pay what you can afford” policy. If the program price is an obstacle for you, please decide what works for you and offer whatever you can.

For those who can offer more, we invite you to pay more to help cover the costs for others who are not able to pay the full price.

Roger Guest is a seasoned meditator in the Vajrayana Buddhist and Shambhala lineages. He has been leading Silent Kayaking Retreats for over 5 years and has been teaching meditation since 1976. He is the author of The Tender Heart of Sadness,  a book of reflections on the Spiritual Warriorship tradition of Shambhala.